Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
in dollar value from the federal government than they pay back in taxes. so we're going to a majority of takers versus makers in america. >> chasing ever-higher spending with ever-higher tax rates will decrease the number of makers in society and increase the number of takers. >> we do not have a nation, a majority of takers, we want to have a majority of makers. >> to hear paul ryan take it, a sizable chunk of the american people are nothing but freeloaders, mooching off the productive folks at the top. that kind of talk made him the perfect partner for mitt romney, didn't it? but wait a minute, that was the old paul ryan, we've got a new and improved paul ryan and he's singing a much different tune. last night in his first address since the republican's defeat, romney gave some veiled criticism of his former running mate's 47% remarks by offering this. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. let's be really clear. republicans must steer far clear of that trap. we must speak to the aspirations and the anxieties of every american. >> but you didn't.
Dec 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
about the role of government than they are to supporting our men and women in uniform. what they have done today is laid their cards on the table. they will use each and every opportunity to keep their base paranoid, angry, in an effort to undermine our democracy. i believe there are smart, committed republicans there wanting to dedicate themselves to service our country. but they have to get this wing of their party in line. they are dangerous to our democracy. >> do you think there's sole searching going on? what have we become? >> i don't think among those 38 who voted no. i don't think so at all. i think with john mccain, who after all was the standard bearer in 2008, has mixed history with the conservative wing. even john boehner and i would bet you somewhere in the recesses of his heart and mind mitch mcconnell. mitch mcconnell is up in 2014 in kentucky. he never wins going away in kentucky. that's an issue there. there will be lots of others. but not these 38. they really do see it as the hand of the united states in world government reaching down into local towns in utah and t